SEA Games: Nesti Peticio settled for bronze; Irish Magno, Ian Clark Bautista

Nesti Peticio of the Philippines celebrates after the victory over DR Congolese Marcellat Sakobi Matsur at the end of the women's feather (54-57 kg) preliminary boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 24, 2021.

File – Nesti Peticio of the Philippines. (Photo by Frank Franklin II / POOL / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines – Nesti Peticio suffered a crushing defeat to Vietnam’s Thi Lin Tran in the semifinals of the 57-60kg women’s boxing at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday at the Back Nin Stadium.

Peticio, a silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, lost by three points to a hometown boxer.

The 30-year-old, who won gold at the 2019 SEA Games and won three silver medals from 2011 to 2015, committed suicide at his biennial finish at the biennial meeting, settling for a bronze medal.

Irish Magno of the Philippines fights Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand during their women's fly (48-51 kg) preliminary round of 16 boxing matches during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 29, 2021 at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.

File – Great Irish in the Philippines. Photo: Luis Robayo / Various sources / AFP)

Meanwhile, Ian Clarke Bautista and Irish Magno reached their respective divisional finals, competing for three gold medals with compatriot Yumi Marcel.

In the men’s 52-57kg semifinals, Bautista defeated Cambodia’s Rangse Sao 5-0. He finished his bronze medal in 2019.

Magno defeated Indonesia’s Novita Sinadia 5-0 to secure at least one silver medal in the women’s 48-51kg.

However, previous 69 kg SEA Games boxing silver medalist Marjan Pianar also lost 1-4 to Indonesia’s Sarohatua Lumbantobing.

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